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Juice – overrated?

Juice – overrated?

Highly. But wait! Let me explain. Here are the things that can make juice more of a gimmick and less of a nutrient powerhouse that’s going to give you superpowers and/or make you look like Giselle. Beyonce? David Beckham? The Hemsworth brothers? What were we […]

Is that healthy? New series coming!

Is that healthy? New series coming!

Vegetables, in-season fruit, quality protein, nuts, etc. Then there’s… the fun health foods. The bars, juices, kombuchas, grain-free chips, gluten-free cookies, you name it. When I see these foods I check the ingredient list and put them on a scale from bad – harmless – […]

HOLISTIC NUTRITION EXPLAINED. WHAT IS IT ANYWAYS?

HOLISTIC NUTRITION EXPLAINED. WHAT IS IT ANYWAYS?

The term holistic nutrition has been slowly gaining more and more buzz on the internet and in social circles. But what exactly is holistic nutrition? What makes it different than “normal” nutrition? A widely accepted definition of holistic nutrition is: healing the body with whole […]

#TrendyAF

#TrendyAF

Holistic health and nutrition have become so trendy lately. Silly as that is, I love it. If that’s what it takes to lead us all into a health-conscious era, I’m down with it. It’s easy to get carried away with the idea of avocado toast, […]

WHAT DO EGG LABELS MEAN

WHAT DO EGG LABELS MEAN

Egg labels. Who would have expected that a food staple as basic as an egg would require so much labeling? One can no longer assume that an egg is an egg. One egg can be a nutrient-dense superfood and one can be nutrientless and contaminated […]

WHAT IS EPIGENETICS AND WHY DOES IT MATTER

WHAT IS EPIGENETICS AND WHY DOES IT MATTER

Epigenetics has been getting a lot of buzz lately, and rightfully so. Coming from a science background, I remember learning about epigenetics in high school and more extensively in my college courses at Baylor University. I had never really given it too much attention until […]

3 DETOX TIPS TO CLEAN UP YOUR DIET WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

3 DETOX TIPS TO CLEAN UP YOUR DIET WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

Eating clean might conjure up images of upper-class families walking into Whole Foods Market to buy some $4 organic apples and $5 avocados. It may seem exclusive and out of reach for the average Trader Joe, but it does not need to be an expensive […]

THERE’S THIS THING CALLED NUTRIGENOMICS…

THERE’S THIS THING CALLED NUTRIGENOMICS…

It is a very promising science that involves prescribing a very specific diet to a person based on their genetic makeup. Sounds amazing, right? Some companies, nutritionists, and health practitioners are already practicing this, but the field still has a lot of maturing to do. […]

NON-NUTRITION THINGS I SWEAR BY

NON-NUTRITION THINGS I SWEAR BY

We’re not going to get into anything major today, just fun stuff. Protect your beautiful eyes – proceed that Netflix marathon with caution.  As much as I love a geeky-cute pair of glasses, I don’t need enhancement. However, I do suffer from dry eyes and […]

I GOT IN! A MASTER IN THE MAKING

I GOT IN! A MASTER IN THE MAKING

This is something that’s been written in the stars for me my whole life, I just know it. I just know that I was meant to help people through their lifestyle choices and now we’re about to get down and dirty and make me official. […]


Lizy, with one "Z"

LET ME TELL YOU WHY I’M HERE

LET ME TELL YOU WHY I’M HERE

My name is Lizy, and I’m a holistic nutritionist.

Since I was a young child, I would question everything that was fed to me. “What is that? Is it healthy? How? What does it do for me?” Sorry, Mom.

I recall witnessing family members suffer from health issues and feeling utterly helpless. I decided that when I grew up, I would pursue a career in medicine so that I could “fix people.”

So there I was, in my early twenties, an aspiring physician (or physician’s assistant). I graduated with my Biology pre-med degree and started working as a medical scribe for the experience. I worked in several emergency departments and, let me tell you, it could be quite daunting. Very rewarding, but very daunting.

Healthcare practitioners are truly heroes. They dedicate years to studying, practicing, and finally establishing a career to be able to help save lives. I have had the pleasure to work alongside an incredible group of physicians and see into their brains. I will never take for granted the knowledge I gained from these brilliant people.

This was my issue; so many patients, particularly in the emergency department, had medical issues that could undoubtedly be helped through simple lifestyle changes. (I mean, metabolic syndrome in my area seems to be a right of passage). However, amidst seeing so many patients per day, it is typical for our healthcare providers to mumble off some generic lifestyle change suggestions and assign medication orders or prescriptions as though these little pills and formulas could only do good. Now, there is absolutely a time and a place for medication. However, it is a common misconception to think that a. medicine is only good, and b. treating the symptoms treats the disease.

This can be a touchy subject. My goal is never to undermine western medicine, it’s simply to have us remember that prevention, first and foremost, is most powerful, and that addressing the root is the problem and integrating lifestyle changes as a first step can be incredibly valuable. It is not often something that some doctors are willing to suggest or that some patients are even willing to hear. So, relying on the kidney- and liver- damaging medications to momentarily address temporary symptoms of a bigger cause, is not ultimately yielding the best result for the patient.

Thus, I decided to fully commit to the thing that I’ve always had a huge passion for – nutrition – specifically, holistic and functional nutrition. Here’s why I think that I can offer some good perspective; as I have mentioned, I am more intrigued by a holistic approach to living. Living, eating, exercising, thinking, socializing, and so on, to aid in the prevention of illnesses. It sounds political. It’s not. It sounds “hippie.” It’s not. In fact, in my own opinion, denying it is ignorant. It’s such an undeniable and accessible tool. Accepting and incorporating productive lifestyle choices in order to be healthier is not denying science. It’s about our psychology, physiology, biochemistry – it’s science! All I’m saying is, let food be thy medicine FIRST. This is just my little disclaimer.

Your newest partner in crime,

Lizy (with one “z”)